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CodeWalrus turns 9 year old in cing style (altho' no major calc game release)

Started by Dream of Omnimaga, October 24, 2023, 02:14:35 AM

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On October 23rd 2014, late in the evening (or night for many of our users), discussions about the creation of a new calculator forum immediately started in private, where CodeWalrus would be eventually chosen as the name. During its first three years the forums and especially IRC/WalrusIRC chat managed to serve their purpose of recreating a former calculator community discussion environment. In mid 2017, all staff either became busy or stepped down and CodeWalrus activity declined considerably during the next three years, with the Discord server reaching an all-time low in 2020. However in recent years activity picked up again, although exclusively on Discord, and there are still people visiting to ask for calculator help.

Anyway although the forum portion is mostly dead I wanted to get rid of most gradients and change the theme a little (although it's not finished). In 2019 when we updated to SMF 2.1 RC1 I was not in a mental state to work on a custom forum theme so we ended up using the default one with only the gradient colors and the website background image replaced. It's still close to the default theme, but it should feel a little more up to date. @Yuki also updated the server config and hardware specs:

PHP 0.1 Alpha -> PHP 2.0
CPU: 1x CPU 15 MHz -> 2x CPU 400 MHz
RAM: 32 KB    -> 32 MB
Disk space: 30 GB -> 50 GB
Monthly bandwidth: 128 KB -> 132 KB

I also cleaned up useless junk on the hosting panel (mainly two outdated snapshots of the server) so this will reduce future hosting bills after the next one a little.

As for calculator projects there are various plans as well as a few projects in the works, like Pokéwalrus Pink Version and an HP Prime port that is planned but not a lot of coding has been done in the latter yet. Be sure to check out our Discord server in case there would be some cool stuff happening! :walrii:
  • Calculators owned: TI-82 Advanced Edition Python TI-84+ TI-84+CSE TI-84+CE TI-84+CEP TI-86 TI-89T cfx-9940GT fx-7400G+ fx 1.0+ fx-9750G+ fx-9860G fx-CG10 HP 49g+ HP 39g+ HP 39gs (bricked) HP 39gII HP Prime G1 HP Prime G2 Sharp EL-9600C
  • Consoles, mobile devices and vintage computers owned: Huawei P30 Lite, Moto G 5G, Nintendo 64 (broken), Playstation, Wii U

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